English Department


Walk into the World of Words! Our English department will inspire you to become better writers, readers and creative thinkers! Our English teachers have a combined experience of over 200 years in English Language Arts.

Advanced Placement offerings are available for the college bound student in AP Language and Composition and AP Literature. 

Electives in the English department include Honors Creative Writing, Debate, Honors Humanities and Journalism. Honors Creative Writing produces an Award Winning Literary Magazine, called The Ember, and we also offer Honors Journalism 1-2,for our freshman students only. 

Our Viking Yearbook staff is bar none and our top notch North Star Newspaper keeps our students involved in media. 

Our Drama department produces two student productions and one musical each year, in addition to student directed one-act plays at the local and district level.

Our students compete in many poetry slams, journalism competitions, writing competitions, and student productions. Many of our teachers have trained at the Freedom Writers Institute and incorporate innovating and student-centered novels and concepts into their classrooms.